DOT’s long-term solution to problems at S-curves not expected until March

As transportation officials struggle to make Highway 12 passable through Mirlo Beach and the S-curves, a decision on the long-term fix at the troublesome spot has been put off until late winter — more than a year later than originally expected. Beth Smyre, state Department of Transportation project manager, said that with the challenges created […]

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Stuck vehicles cause more DOT restrictions on four-wheel route

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is putting more restrictions on the four-wheel-drive route on northern Hatteras Island because of an ongoing problem with vehicles getting stuck. The problem area for four-wheel-drive vehicles is at the S-curves in northern Rodanthe.  Now that the ocean is no longer regularly overwashing the route at high tide, the […]

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Community Foundation honors retiring executive and welcomes new director

As the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) celebrates its 30th anniversary during the month of November, the organization announces a change in leadership. Founded in 1982 by David Stick, Andy Griffith, Ray White, Edward Green, George Crocker, Martin Kellogg and Jack Adams, OBCF has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants and scholarships to organizations […]

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Emergency ferry departures reduced

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is reducing the total number of runs each day at the Stumpy Point-Rodanthe emergency route from nine to eight from each side. The change is to reduce costs and is effective Wednesday, Nov. 28.   The eliminated runs are those with the least amount of traffic and […]

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